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A 31-year-old member asked:

How can i control my sex addiction?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Get help: Contact a psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. Consider going to a support group like aa for people who suffer from sexual addictions. Get a sponsor who has achieved control for a few years. They can help you. Good luck!
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Recovery - saa works: Addiction to any compulsive sexual behavior, whether porn, voyeurism, massage parlors, anonymous hookups, prostitution, is possible through working the 12 steps w/ a sponsor in saa (sex addicts anonymous). Visit www.Sexaa.Org for more information. If there are no meetings in your area you can start one, attend online or telephone meetings. Recovery is possible & there is a lot of hope & help.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Get help: Contact a psychologist who specializes in sexual addictions. Consider going to a support group like aa for people who suffer from sexual addictions. Get a sponsor who has achieved control for a few years. They can help you. Good luck!
Dr. Adam Front
Dr. Adam Front commented
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA), Sexaholics Anonymous (SA), Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA), and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) are all based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, and are more or less available in different areas of the US. COSA is a group for spouses and partners of sex addicts, in the same way that Al-Anon is there for family members of alcoholics. All have websites that are easily searched on the internet.
Aug 16, 2013
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks Dr. Front for the great list of groups.
Aug 16, 2013
Dr. Jason Berman
A Verified Doctor commented
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For people who want a specifically Christian perspective for 12 step can check out "celebrate recovery" in most cities.
Jul 26, 2014

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